Saina Nehwal is tougher than her World Championship rivals: Vimal Kumar
Saina Nehwal is tougher than her World Championship rivals: Vimal Kumar

Saina Nehwal might be still recovering from a shoulder pain but coach Vimal Kumar is confident of her performance at the World Championships as he feels the Indian ace is "mentally tougher" than other girls who are "unpredictable".

We stand good chance to win medals at World Championship: P Gopichand
We stand good chance to win medals at World Championship: P Gopichand

Confident about India's preparation for the upcoming World Championship, chief badminton coach Pullela Gopichand said the home shuttlers have the best chance of winning multiple medals at the prestigious tournament next month.

Want Tan Kim Her to maximise qualification for Rio Olympics: Pullela Gopichand
Want Tan Kim Her to maximise qualification for Rio Olympics: Pullela Gopichand

With BAI roping in top doubles coach Tan Kim Her, India's chief badminton coach Pullela Gopichand on Saturday said the Malaysian will bring in a lot of experience and knowledge and he wants him to ensure maximum qualification for the Olympics Games next year.

I want Kim to maximise qualification for Rio Olympics: Pullela Gopichand
I want Kim to maximise qualification for Rio Olympics: Pullela Gopichand

With BAI roping in top doubles coach Tan Kim Her, India's chief badminton coach Pullela Gopichand today said the Malaysian will bring in a lot of experience and knowledge and he wants him to ensure maximum qualification for the Olympics Games next year.

Indian shuttlers bite the dust in Russia Open
Indian shuttlers bite the dust in Russia Open

 It turned out to be a dismal day for India at the Russian Open as all shuttlers, including Ajay Jayaram, failed to cross the semifinal hurdle and bowed out of the Grand Prix badminton event here.

World Championship results depends on fitness: Saina Nehwal
World Championship results depends on fitness: Saina Nehwal

India's badminton queen Saina Nehwal is focusing on her "game and skill" for the upcoming tournaments, including the World championship, but said the results will depend on overall fitness.

BWF suspends Sri Lanka

Badminton`s governing body announced Thursday it had suspended the Sri Lankan Badminton Association (SLBA) for not adhering to governance standards and questions over its autonomy.

Indian challenge ends at Chinese Taipei GP
Indian challenge ends at Chinese Taipei GP

India's challenge ended at the USD 200,000 Chinese Taipei Grand Prix Gold badminton tournament after top shuttlers P V Sindhu and Kidambi Srikanth, and fast-rising Sameer Verma lost their respective second round matches here on Thursday.

Indian women not encouraged to indulge in sports: Saina Nehwal
Indian women not encouraged to indulge in sports: Saina Nehwal

 Sania Mirza's latest Grand Slam triumph at Wimbledon is a testament to what Indian women are capable of achieving, but there is a long way to go before change sets in for most women who wish to take up sports as a profession in this country, feels badminton ace Saina Nehwal.

PV Sindhu, Kidambi Srikanth, Sameer Verma reach second round in Taipei
PV Sindhu, Kidambi Srikanth, Sameer Verma reach second round in Taipei

Top Indian shuttlers PV Sindhu and K Srikanth, and fast-rising Sameer Verma reached the second round of the USD 200,000 Chinese Taipei Grand Prix Gold badminton tournament here on Wednesday.

Sports Ministry set to include Jwala-Ashwini in TOP scheme
Sports Ministry set to include Jwala-Ashwini in TOP scheme

The Sports Ministry is set to include shuttlers Jwala Gutta and Ashwini Ponnappa in the Target Olympic Podium (TOP) scheme even as it extended support to national coach Pullela Gopichand, who was accused of bias by the top women's doubles pair.

Pullela Gopichand did no wrong, but Sports Ministry could have done much: Vimal Kumar
Pullela Gopichand did no wrong, but Sports Ministry could have done much: Vimal Kumar

Jwala Gutta and Ashwini Ponnappa might have accused Pullela Gopichand of bias but former coach Vimal Kumar on Thursday said the national chief coach has done no wrong and felt the Sports Ministry could have included the top women's doubles pair in the TOP Scheme.

Jwala Gutta, Ashwini Ponnappa getting all the support, says Pullela Gopichand
Jwala Gutta, Ashwini Ponnappa getting all the support, says Pullela Gopichand

India's chief badminton coach Pullela Gopichand on Wednesday rubbished all the allegations levelled against him by Jwala Gutta and Ashwini Ponnappa, and insisted that the Indian women's doubles pair are getting all the support from BAI, SAI and the government.

We aim to break into top 10 prior to the Olympics: Ashwini Ponnappa
We aim to break into top 10 prior to the Olympics: Ashwini Ponnappa

 Fresh from her triumphant exploits with senior partner Jwala Gutta in the Canadian Open, shuttler Ashwini Ponnappa on Sunday said the ace Indian doubles pair was now aiming to break into the top ten while qualifying for next year's Rio Olympic Games.

Shuttler Kidambi​ Srikanth seeded No.3 at Chinese Taipei Open
Shuttler Kidambi​ Srikanth seeded No.3 at Chinese Taipei Open

 World No.3 shuttler Kidambi Srikanth is the only Indian to be seeded at the $200,000 Chinese Taipei Grand Prix Gold which will be held at the Taipei Arena here from July 14 to 19.

At least now, govt should support us: Jwala Gutta
At least now, govt should support us: Jwala Gutta

Fresh from her Canada Open triumph along with Ashwini Ponnappa, ace shuttler Jwala Gutta today urged the government to come out and support the doubles specialists in their endeavour to win an Olympic medal next year at Rio.

Relieved Lee back in winner's circle, even if out of pocket
Relieved Lee back in winner's circle, even if out of pocket

The paltry Canadian Open winner`s cheque didn`t even cover the cost of his flight back to Malaysia but that mattered little to former world number one Lee Chong Wei who was just relieved to be a champion again.

Telangana CM congratulates Jwala Gutta, Ashwini Ponappa on Canada Open win
Telangana CM congratulates Jwala Gutta, Ashwini Ponappa on Canada Open win

Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao on Monday congratulated Indian women's doubles pair of Jwala Gutta and Ashwini Ponnappa for winning the Canada Open title.

It is a big boost ahead of the World Championship: Ashwini Ponappa
It is a big boost ahead of the World Championship: Ashwini Ponappa

Ecstatic after winning the Canada Open women's doubles title with Jwala Gutta, Indian shuttler Ashwini Ponnappa on Monday said consistency has been the key to their success and this victory is a big boost ahead of the prestigious World Championship in August.

Lee Chong Wei wins Canada Open to take back-to-back titles
Lee Chong Wei wins Canada Open to take back-to-back titles

Malaysia`s Lee Chong Wei continued his triumphant return following an eight-month doping ban by beating Hong Kong`s Angus Ng Ka Long to win the Canada Open on Sunday.